SUO: How to abstain with the new SUO voting rules
At 08:23 2004-03-06 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> The SUO P&P Subgroup has reached consensus on the following
> 2-minute training module, on the new IEEE rule for counting email
> ballots. Does anyone in the full body have any objections? If not, I
> will send this directly to all SUO voting members in about a week. Once
> all have had a chance to acknowledge, we'll start over again on the MSO
> Jim Schoening
> Chair SUO WG
Let's say I want to Abstain, i.e., I don't want to support or oppose a particular decision. Then all I need to do is make the request to the SUO Chair:
Dear SUO Chair: Please temporarily remove myself from the voting membership for the day of closing of the ballot, i.e., on the day prior to the ballot closing, remove myself from the voting membership and reinstate my voting membership the day after the ballot closing. Sincerely, SUO Member
In fact, unless you are an active participant, you should temporarily (and indefinitely) remove yourself from the voting list. You can always reinstate your voting privileges instantly at any time. So assuming you temporarily remove yourself during voting, then the votes will simply be determined by Yes > No.
I've confirmed with the SUO WG Chair that this is permitted within out rules.
Frank Farance, Farance Inc. T: +1 212 486 4700 F: +1 212 759 1605
Standards/Products/Services for Information/Communication Technologies